In Utero Exposure to Flame Retardants Increases Anxiety Symptoms

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A new study reveals a link between fetal exposure to flame retardants and an increased risk of anxiety during adolescents. Researchers found the higher the levels of PBDE, a class of chemicals used in flame retardants, in a pregnant woman’s blood sample, the higher a child’ scored for anxiety during their teenage years.

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